Pros: i could swim & work out in the gym during my lunch breaks or after my work shifts for free.
Cons: short breaks, healthcare not provided to pt workers even though they'd work ft hours, favoritism/poor management, not paid for sick days, weren't aloud to get off of work when needed, shift covers were hard to find, had to work over hours per week, only had certain hours we could work per year which limited our hours each week/month.
A typical day at work consisted of a 6-8 hour shift, if not less, in the heat up in a lifeguard chair for an hour. The winters weren't as harsh as the summer temperatures were. Some co-workers were easy to work with and some were not. I was one of the dependable employees since I worked the opening shift at 6 am every morning. I learned new skills such – more... as CPR, AED, First Aid and how to be a Water Safety Instructor in 2012/2013. Management could be good at times, but there were times that there was too much favoritism in the work place and sometimes management wasn't there when we needed them or some employees concerns weren't always listened to to the full extent. The hardest part of this job was working in the heat every day, staying in mental and physical shape for the requirements for the job. The most enjoyable part about having this lifeguarding job was that I could swim before, during or after work because I loved swimming so much. But after awhile, being around the pool so much made me just want to go home after work each day and not swim as much as I used to. I was always tired when I got home from work each day when I came home to my family. – less